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Deion Sanders To Take Colorado Head Coach Job

Written by Tony Ghaul

Deion Sanders will reportedly leave his current position as the Head Coach at Jackson State for the University of Colorado.

Sanders was reportedly offered the Colorado job last week, and according to a new ESPN report on Friday, he’s been planning his exit and recruiting players to his soon-to-be new job.

According to ESPN, there’s an internal belief at Colorado that he will arrive on campus over the weekend. Sanders reportedly contacted a prominent athlete who is in the transfer portal, telling him not to make a decision yet because Sanders would soon be at Colorado and wanted him.

JSU head football coach Deion “Prime” Sanders talks with ESPN commentators during the pre-game show prior to the start of the Jackson State Tigers and Southern University Jaguars NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision game . Photo courtsey of Aron Smith/Jackson State University via Getty Images

Sanders is currently 16-5 and in his third season at Jackson State, who is 11-0 in 2022. On Saturday at 4 p.m. Eastern, the Tigers will face the 7-4 Southern Jaguars in the SWAC Championship. In 2021, Sanders helped lead the program to their first HBCU National Championship since 1996, and their fourth ever.

Colorado finished its 2022 season a 1-11 record, firing former Head Coach Karl Dorrell after their first five games, and had since been led by Mike Sanford Jr. in the interim.

Head coach Deion Sanders reportedly will leave Jackson State. Photo courtsey of Barbara Gauntt / USA TODAY NETWORK

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